A group of teachers in Paphos took the Jerusalema Challenge this week, sending a message of hope and solidarity during the global pandemic.
According to local media, primary school educators who teach at an all-day school in the Agios Kendeas parish, known for its emphasis on extracurricular activities, got together to spread a message of hope by dancing to the Jerusalema song.
The Jerusalema challenge became very popular earlier this year after coronavirus lockdowns started popping up across the world. The Angolan dance troupe Phenomenos do Semba created the viral #JerusalemaDanceChallenge video showing off their dance moves to the South African hit song Jerusalema.
Educators and staffers at “Z Elementary School Paphos” were seen on video dancing and having fun in the school yard and inside their building to the tune of Jerusalema, a hit gospel song in Zulu and other languages with African roots and religious undertones.
The school was originally built in 1953 for the Turkish Cypriot community and it is now a Greek school offering morning and afternoon lessons as well as extracurricular and social activities.